Yellow Sheep River keeps on Sputniking along
March 21, 2006 7:46 AM Subscribe
Sputnik for the digital g-g-g-generation?
No, thats probably hyperbole. But despite yankee plans for a $100 Laptop for Every Kid
, those dang Chinese have gone ahead and created a €123 (that's Euros, son) Personal Computer, the YSR-639
As a perfect nightmare for Gates, Jobs and Barrett all it runs a version of linux (ok, that was probably everybody's guess) on a processor I had never heard of before: the Godson CPU
. The company espouses an unusual amount of populist rhetoric, the kind that I thought had been eliminated in now-capitalist China, claiming this a computer for all. Basically, they aim to end the Digital Divide--in China, anyway. Check out the video at CEBITvideo.com
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